Monday, February 17, 2014

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Job Title: Software Developer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date: Flexible

Contact Email expression of interest and CV to:

Candidates will be required to submit a coding test

Position Overview: OKAKI is a social enterprise that offers comprehensive professional information services to government agencies, regulatory bodies, and private organizations globally. 

Employees are given an opportunity to work on projects with high public impact in an environment that is exciting, innovative, and flexible. 

OKAKI’s organizational competencies include:
  • Health and Human Services
  • Program Management
  • Information Analysis
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology
  • Information Policy and Privacy
OKAKI is seeking a software developer to join its growing software development team in Kenya, which brings new technologies to market in complicated, fast pace business environments. 

The successful candidate will assist in the design, construction and enhancement of various software products. 

In addition, they will participate in technology development activities for OKAKI’s custom software products.

PO Box 49475-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Four-year college degree with a major in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical/IT degree
  • 3+ years of recent experience developing in C# using the .Net
  • Have worked on the analysis, design, coding and implementation of large scale, custom built object-oriented applications
  • Great OO skills, including strong design patterns knowledge
  • Experience working with, or an interest in Agile Methodologies, such as Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum
  • Ability to work in a variety of client settings and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to work under pressure with frequent deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and other team members
  • Flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Must have home office with access to good, reliable internet connectivity
Asset Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • 1+ years of recent experience developing in Silverlight, WPF, WCF, RIA
  • Good understanding of C#, XAML, Web Services and ORM (i.e. Entity Framework, NHibernate)
  • Good working knowledge of MS SQL Server
  • Ability to work in flexible methodologies (both agile/SCRUM and more traditional as necessary)
  • Good understanding of database design and XML
  • Knowledge of GIS
  • Knowledge of software best practices, like test driven development and continuous integration